Title: THE INFLUENCE OF CREATIVITY CONTEST ON PARENTS AND CHILDREN'S CONCEPT OF WATER CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES

Year of Publication: 2013
Page Numbers: 61-73
Authors: Tzu-Hsiang Ger, Yao-Ming Chu, Mei-Chen Chang, Li-Chiu Chen
Conference Name: The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2013)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


The objective of this study is to investigate the influence of life creativity contests held by museums for elementary school children and their parents on the participants’ conceptual cognition of water conservation technologies. A survey is designed to evaluate the change in the participants’ conceptual cognition of the technologies, and includes questionnaires on water consumption habits in daily lives, understanding of the water resources in the Taiwan region, and uses of and opinions on water-saving devices. A method on which the assessment of the conceptual knowledge of the participants was based was a content analysis of the interviews. The findings of this study suggested: (a) the creativity contest provided diverse opportunities to improve the participants’ cognitive concepts of water conservation; (b) this activity also has positively influenced the learning of knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of water conservation technologies.